The authors provide data obtained in the course of studying energy expenditures in choreographic students of the city of Perm depending on age and sex. Present scientifically validated food and energy requirements with regard to which approximate daily sets of foods and weekly diets for different age groups with regard to sex have been developed. It has been established that these diets tried during school year at the Perm choreographic college exert a beneficial effect on the students.
Actual nutrition of pupils in Altai Krai was studied. Decreased supply of proteins, fats, vitamins, mineral substances was revealed. Hygienic recommendations on improvement of nutrition of children and adolescents were given.
Questionnaires were used in children to study risk factors (diets, motor activity, bad habits, awareness of their own health status) for non-infectious diseases. Conclusions on the impact of lifestyle on their physical development and development of abnormalities were made.